View From Here: The British Council Film Collection 

4. Aug - 24. Sep 14 / ended British Council HQ


10:00 - 18:00 Mondays to Fridays

Exhibition | Film / Video | London

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Steel, 1945

Steel, 1945

During the 1940s the British Council commissioned over 100 cultural propaganda films that covered all aspects of UK life. Distributed all over the world, they were seen by millions and left an indelible impression of Britain as a green and pleasant land.

With the entire British Council Film Collection now online, this new exhibition featuring original production materials as well as three newly-commissioned short films inspired by the Collection by John Akomfrah, Mark Cousins and Penny Woolcock, highlights the themes, cinematography and individuals that shaped this image of Britain.

Guided tours: A tour of the exhibition, conducted by one of the exhibition team, will be conducted every Friday at midday for the duration of the exhibition. Tours have a capacity of 20 people and you can book your place by emailing Tours will last approximately 30 minutes and are free of charge.

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